Cause of I-40 Wreck Released

7 Eyewitness News Staff

Troopers said they know what caused Monday's deadly wreck along Interstate 40 in Haywood County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a blowout on a Ford pickup truck caused the wreck that killed three of the five people inside the vehicle.
Jose Hinojosa, Fernando Carrasco and Lupe Hinojosa, all of Louisville, Kentucky died in the crash.

Investigators said the blowout caused the to cross the median and crash head-on into a semi. The driver of the big rig was not hurt.

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